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Ingrid Krämer
Olympic diver

Ingrid Krämer

Ingrid Krämer
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Quick Facts

Intro Olympic diver
Is Diver
From Germany Germany
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 29 July 1943, Dresden, Dresden Directorate District, Saxony, Germany
Age 78 years
Stats
Height: 158
Weight: 56
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Ingrid Krämer (later Engel-Krämer, later Gulbin, born 29 July 1943) is a diver from East Germany and Olympic champion.

Krämer competed in the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics for the Unified Team of Germany. She won gold medals in springboard and platform diving in 1960. She was the German flag bearer at the 1964 Games, where she competed under the name Engel-Krämer and won a gold medal in springboard and a silver medal in platform diving. Four years later at the 1968 Games she competed for East Germany and used the name Gulbin. She finished fifth in the 3 metre springboard competition.

She finished fourth in the springboard and eighth in the platform at the 1958 European Aquatics Championships and won both events in 1962.

She retired after the 1968 Olympics to become a successful diving coach, training such athletes as Martina Jäschke, Beate Jahn, Jan Hempel, Michael Kühne, Heiko Meyer and Annett Gamm. She lost her job after the reunification of Germany and worked as a bank clerk.

Personal life and awards

In November 1963 she married Hein Engel, a German weightlifter and coach, and at the 1964 Olympics competed as Engel-Krämer.

She was elected sportspersonality of the year 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964 in East Germany. In 1960, she was also chosen sportspersonality of the year in West Germany, becoming the only person to win the award in both parts of Germany.

She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1975.

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